The war in Gaza came to the forefront at world soccer's biggest meeting, as the Palestinian association called for Israel to be immediately suspended from FIFA on Friday.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino told the FIFA Congress in Bangkok that the sport's global governing body will take independent legal advice to consider the Palestinian demand.

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) and its backers had hoped there would be an immediate vote on a possible ban, which has the support of the Asian Football Confederation, of which it is a member.